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Naw Ruz celebration

On Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., the Baha’i community of Roseville will celebrate ‘Naw Ruz,’ which coincides with the Vernal Equinox and marks the beginning of the spring. The free potluck dinner will start at 7 p.m.


Take retreat to better understand high holy days

The Benedictine Center is offering a unique opportunity to observe the three final days of Lent. 

Called “A Guided Journey through the Triduum,” it will be held from Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4. Participants will experience the three most sacred days of the church year with the Benedictine sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery.  The $160 cost includes lodging and meals.


Adult education hour at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 1660 West County Road B in Roseville, will host an education hour for ages 2 through adult at 10 a.m., after its contemporary worship service at 8:45 a.m. and before the traditional worship service at 11 a.m. All educational opportunities are free of charge.


Bulletin Area Faith News

'Two from Galilee' staged in Shoreview, St. Odilia Catholic Community of Shoreview presents the musical production, “Two From Galilee” Feb. 12-15.

Dad's Belgian waffle breakfast
The St. John's Knights of Columbus #14250 will host an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,

Winter in the woods
Want to learn how to find animal tracks and signs? Want to go snowshoeing?

Fish fry at St. Odilia’s
The St. Odilia Men’s Club is having an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Fridays Feb. 27 and March 13 from 5-7 p.m.


Grace Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Karen Williams, an East Side native, is excited about her new position as the head pastor of Grace Lutheran Church. “It feels like I’m coming back home,” she says. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Karen Williams returns to East Side roots
Grace Lutheran Church is welcoming the Rev. Karen Williams back to the East Side.
Williams, who grew up on the East Side and attended Harding High School, took up her new role this week as the head pastor at Grace, a prominent church building off of White Bear Avenue that is a familiar sight to commuters on Interstate 94.


New book reflects Benedictine riches

Can a fifth century monk show us how to live in the 21st century?
“The Way Forward,” written by local poet Vic Klimoski, director of the Benedictine Center, shows how a spiritually-based life does not mean abandoning the world. Instead, it means re-connecting to the world in a new way.


Priest will retire after 85th birthday, but hopes not to slow down

Fr. Welzbacher is ready for the next chapter in his long career. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

On Thursday, June 13, the Rev. George Welzbacher turned 85 years old. He’s been a Roman Catholic priest for 62 years, most recently at St. John’s Catholic Church on the East Side. And with the closing of St. John’s on June 30, he’ll be going into retirement, nominally at least.
Though he’ll be moving into senior housing owned by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, he intends to keep busy, helping out at a St. Louis Park church among other things.


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